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Customize menu bars in SolarWinds NPM

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Created by Chris.Moyer_ret, last modified by Chris.Moyer_ret on Oct 03, 2016

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My Dashboards provide menu bars with shortcuts to Orion Web Console views. The default menu bars include Home, and a menu bar for each installed Orion Platform product.

Click My Dashboards to show the default menus.

File:Success_Center/New_Articles/NPM-CHM-Import/Onboarding-Guide-CHM/090/090/CustomizeMenuBar_MenuBars.png

You can customize views and labels offered in default menus for individual users.

If you do not need to see all items in menu bars, and prefer navigating to display items in a menu bar, click My Dashboards > Collapse.

File:Success_Center/New_Articles/NPM-CHM-Import/Onboarding-Guide-CHM/090/090/CustomizeMenuBar_CollapseMenuBars.png

When you have a list of items you want users to access from My Dashboards, create a menu bar.

  1. Click My Dashboards > Configure.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and click New Menu Bar.
  3. Name the menu bar.
  4. Drag views from the Available items column into Selected items.

    File:Success_Center/New_Articles/NPM-CHM-Import/Onboarding-Guide-CHM/090/090/AddMenuBar.png

  5. Click Submit.

The new menu bar is created. You can now assign it to users who will see the items in My Dashboards.

The items users see in My Dashboards and in Alerts & Activity are specified in their user accounts.

Improve performance by setting the Home Page View to a view with a limited number of resources on it.

  1. Click Settings > All Settings in the menu bar.
  2. In the User Accounts grouping, click Manage Accounts.
  3. Select a user, and click Edit.
  4. Scroll down to Default Menu Bars and Views, and select top menu bars from the lists.

    File:Success_Center/New_Articles/NPM-CHM-Import/Onboarding-Guide-CHM/090/090/Week2_customizeMenuBars.png

  5. Select Yes for the items the user will see in the Alerts & Activity menu bar.
    File:Success_Center/New_Articles/NPM-CHM-Import/Onboarding-Guide-CHM/090/090/NPM_AG_SettingsAlertsActivity.png File:Success_Center/New_Articles/NPM-CHM-Import/Onboarding-Guide-CHM/090/090/NPM_AG_MenuAlertsActivity.png
  6. Select an item and use the arrows to change the order of menu bars. Select an item from the list to specify the default Home page view.

    File:Success_Center/New_Articles/NPM-CHM-Import/Onboarding-Guide-CHM/090/090/CustomizeMenuBar_changeMenuBarsforUser_tabsOrdering.png

  7. Click Submit.

The user can now use the specified links in My Dashboards and Alerts & Activity menu bars.

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